antedating of 'slumgullion' (1890)
SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Jan 18 22:56:06 UTC 2004
This should antedate only the "watery stew" meaning which is cited in 1902 by OED and M-W. There is still the liquid meaning from the 1870's.
*The microfilm copy is blurry at the word 'slumgullion' but I am confident that it is indeed that word.
23 March 1890. Colorado Springs(CO) Gazette. 3/8.
<<slumgullion(?) is a sort of a parody on a dumpling; solid as an Edam cheese, but it will soon rise from the tenderfoot stomach in spite of its weight.>>
I realize that this doesn't fit in with the watery stew meaning, but I think this is where this cite belongs. The article was talking about the problems of being a roundup cook on the plains. Perhaps this is a total new meaning.
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